According to reports, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has been suspended for sending "f**k you" as a response to an email from Missouri senator Josh Hawley in relation to the National Basketball Association and China. Hawley had sent an email criticizing the National Basketball Association for the messages allowed on the back of players' jerseys during the National Basketball Association restart.
The war of words started when Hawley (R-Mo.) trolled the National Basketball Association for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement as the league relaxes its rules on jerseys to give players an avenue for social protest.
Just a couple of days ago, the Twittersphere was sent into a frenzy as an e-mail from Adrian Wojnarowski popped up on the timeline. "It makes them real mad", Hawley tweeted with an apparent screenshot of the response. "We are addressing it directly with Adrian and specifics of those conversations will remain internal".
According to someone with knowledge of the exchanges, Wojnarowski made attempts to reach out to Hawley's office Friday to apologize, but did not hear back.
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Central Michigan, Bowling Green and Ball State from the MAC also had two games scheduled against Big Ten opponents. The conference also announced that summer athletic activities will continue to be voluntary, including football.
When news came down of Wojnarowski's reported suspension, several people came to his defense.
After news of Wojnarowski's suspension broke on Saturday night, NBA players started tweeting out #FreeWoj on Twitter in support of the longtime basketball reporter.
After the news of Woj's suspension broke on Saturday night, National Basketball Association players (both in the bubble and beyond) started tweeting the #FreeWoj hashtag on Twitter to support the veteran National Basketball Association reporter. In his letter to Silver, Hawley suggested players also display messages that support police and the military.